Post # 1
Hello, do any of you have quotes on new wedding photographers? I am trying to figure out if my pricing is reasonable. 8 hours wedding day photography, includes cd and complimentary bridal session. Also how much do wedding albums typically cost? Thanks!
Post # 3
$800 is extremely low. I would either assume the photographer is just starting out or they aren’t very good.
Most professionals are going to be in the $1800-$3000 range on the lower end, depending on time and area.
Post # 4
@farmlove84: Pricing is SO dependent on your area. I’m getting married in a small town and it is running me a grand less for a good photog than it would be if I was getting married in the city that I live in.
I wouldn’t judge by price. I would ask for a portfolio, and for recomendations from former clients.
Post # 5
Like all the other bees have stated, it just depends on your area. I live outside of Atlanta, and photography is insane, however I found an AWESOME deal.
$1400.00 for photography/videography including engagement shoot and their photos/videos are just beautiful. They can easily charge over $2,000.00.
I would say do some extensive research and compare. If I didn’t, I am sure I would be paying an outrageous amount of $$$$.
Post # 6
My photographer and most photographers I know off charge 1300-1500 on the lower end of their packages. My package is $1300 for 6 hours but I’m getting charged $890 on my day because my wedding will be early on a Thursday.
Post # 7
I always say: you get what you pay for. I think the quality may not be up to par with your standards. Remember, you only get one chance to capture your wedding day. I regret going with my parents friend…
Post # 8
Thanks for your responses!
Post # 9
It depends on a lot of factors, but it is possible! I searched a lot for reasonably priced photogs and ended up getting my pro photographer for $800 (plus $70 in tax) after factoring in a couple discounts that she gave me. I got about 9 hours of coverage on wedding day and digital copies of the photos with rights to print myself. I didn’t get e-pictures and will do an album myself. I was a little worried going in because so many people here on the bee say you can’t get a good pro for that price, but she was great and it turned out really well.
Post # 10
@farmlove84: That seems really low and a lot of the times you may be sacrificing reliability or quality. My package consisted of a engagement shoot, 4 hours of wedding day coverage and editing for $1200.
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX
I see you posted this in the Dallas section. Are you referring to Dallas photographers? I live in Dallas and finding a talented photographer with a second shooter for less than 3k has been difficult. I would be skeptical of 800.
Post # 12
Hmmm. I’m paying $800 for 3.5 hours of photography in Dallas. I get all of my images and rights … I’d think you’d be hard pressed to find 8 hours of coverage for anything less than $1800.
Post # 13
Yes I am North Dallas. By reading everyone’s advice, I think $800 sounds very reasonable for a photographer starting to do weddings. Maybe I should cut back my hours. Best wishes to all! 🙂
Post # 14
@farmlove84: A lot of people may tell you it’s low because the person isn’t that good or whatever. My photogrpaher is charging me 825 and is a great photographer!! Go by their work not their price
Post # 15
Another question I had was how many wedding day edited photos is everyone getting? 200-300?
Post # 16
My photographer is charging me $910 for 6 hours, and I think she’s pretty fantastic. But I would judge a photographer more on their pictures than their price. Have you seen their work?